MicroPython: What is it? What does it do? Why is it suddenly everywhere?

Nicholas Tollervey

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MicroPython is (literally) everywhere at EMF. It's all over the UK too, thanks to it being one of the official languages of the BBC micro:bit device - a million of which have been handed out to the UK's 11 and 12 year olds. It even has aspirations for use in space (Damien George, the creator of MicroPython has been working with the ESA). This introductory talk explains the basics of MicroPython, may include live demos (what could possibly go wrong?) and provide pointers for those interested in learning more.